"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds." So said J. Robert Oppenheimer of his work on the atomic bomb, quoting the Bhagavad Gita. There's grief and guilt in the statement, as well a daunting realization of just what he's unleashed on the world. But as you think about it, you also catch a note o ... More >>
Josh Hartwell, writer, actor and director, is one of the area's treasures. A modest, diffident soul, he seems to prefer being out of the limelight, but we recently named him one of our 100 Colorado Creatives, and he'll be getting even more attention this week, when he directs George Brant's one-woma ... More >>
Jim Hunt is one of the most respected, well-reviewed and best-loved actors in the Denver area. He has given memorable performances as a wheedling tramp in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker; a foppish musician in Bach at Leipzig; the loving, baffled father of Eurydice, who has passed into the land of the ... More >>
On July 22, The Colorado Theatre Guild will present the Colorado equivalent of the Tonys: the eighth annual Henry Awards, celebrating outstanding achievements during the past season. The event not only celebrates local work, it's also an annual fundraiser for the CTG. The nominees were released last ... More >>
The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company has just announced its upcoming season, the eighth for this troupe, and it's an intriguing one that includes three regional premieres and one significant capture: And the Sun Stood Still, a play about Copernicus and his struggle to publish On the Revolutions of t ... More >>
Sharr White's plays have been workshopped and mounted around the country over the years, and he has received several awards -- but it was The Other Place, his piece about a brilliant woman scientist's battle with dementia, that brought him to Broadway last year. Laurie Metcalf played the scientist, ... More >>
"This is an old-boy event in which women do not appear unless to provide some kind of illicit service. And when we do appear, we do not wear heels. And when we do wear heels, if we do not immediately prove we are the smartest person in the room we are not taken seriously." So says Juliana of a pha ... More >>
The Boulder theater scene has sprung to life lately, after several years when pretty much the only choice locals had were the -- admittedly excellent but generally traditional -- offerings of Boulder's Dinner Theatre. Anyone wanting new or boundary-breaking works had to travel to Denver. But now new ... More >>
Blithe Spirit, now showing at the Arvada Center, doesn't mean anything. It's not a critique of upper-class society or an evocative exploration of the border between the living and the dead -- despite all the ghostly goings-on. Even though Noel Coward wrote the play in 1941 when bombs were dropping o ... More >>
Instead of staring into the empty abyss of your wallet, get out of the house and have some fun for free. From listening to a lecture by an esteemed art critic to watching a 35mm film to ice-skating in your pajamas, there are plenty of options out there. Look at the online Westword calendar for more ... More >>
Laura Norman is one of the more talented actors around, subtle and intelligent, capable of deep emotion but never sentimental or hackneyed. She can rescue a mediocre play and add a very specific kind of shine to an excellent one. In 2005, she received a Best of Denver award for her portrayal of Ha ... More >>
Fame is fleeting, and so is the fun here.
Three crazy sister, three terrific actresses.
Awash in the meaning of memory and identity.
This metaphoric comedy knows its depth.
Something’s missing from this JFK conspiracy plot.
The Smell of the Kill is a word to the wives.
Playwright's cozy Shaking the Dew works despite some flaws.
Angels in America
Bas Bleu's Perestroika continues the excellence of the Angels saga.
Ambitious Angels in America lands at Bas Bleu.